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Newcastle United vs Anzhi Makhachkala Europa League match banter!

March 14th, 2013 | 98 Comments |

Newcastle United v Anzhi Makhachkala.
Only 90 minutes from the quarter finals?
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Thurs 14th March, 2013.
Kick off: 8.05pm.
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany).
UK TV: ESPN.

Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League (home) second leg against Dagestan’s finest, the Guus Hiddink managed Anzhi Makhachkala.

With the first leg in Russia ending as a 0-0 bore draw, even a draw would see us through to the quarter finals, as long as it is a score draw. However it shouldn’t be forgotten that the last time we were in Europe, we fell at this very hurdle to another Dutch old master, Louis van Gaal. His AZ Alkmaar side knocked us out on penalties after the the two legs ended 4-4 on aggregate. He hoping we don’t see a repeat of that!

Speaking in the run up to the game, Hiddink was full of the usual pre match compliments, giving his thumbs up for the new style Newcastle. He said of the team: (more…)